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Princeton's WordNet

  1. midst, thicknoun

    the location of something surrounded by other things

    "in the midst of the crowd"


  1. midstnoun

    A place (literal or metaphoric) in the middle of something.

  2. midstpreposition

    among, in the middle of

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Midstadjective

    Midmost; being in the middle.

    Etymology: contracted from middest, the superlative of mid.

    On earth join all ye creatures to extol
    Him first, Him last, Him midst, and without end. John Milton.

    In the Slighted Maid, there is nothing in the first act but what might have been said or done in the fifth; nor any thing in the midst which might not have been placed in the beginning. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

  2. Midstnoun


    All is well when nothing pleases but God, being thankful in the midst of his afflictions. Jeremy Taylor, Guide to Devotion.

    Arise, ye subtle spirits, that can spy
    When love is enter’d in a female’s eye;
    You that can read it in the midst of doubt,
    And in the midst of frowns can find it out. Dryden.


  1. midst

    Midst generally refers to the middle point or part of something. It can also be defined as the position of being among or surrounded by something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midstnoun

    the interior or central part or place; the middle; -- used chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the midst of the forest

  2. Midstnoun

    hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden; as, in the midst of official duties; in the midst of secular affairs

  3. Midst

    in the midst of; amidst

  4. Midstadverb

    in the middle

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Midst

    midst, n. the middle.—adv. in the middle.—prep. amidst. [From the M. E. phrase in middle-s, in the midst, with excrescent t (cf. whil-s-t).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of midst in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of midst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of midst in a Sentence

  1. Eric Adams:

    Even in the midst of COVID, in the midst of everything that we’re going through, this is a country where hope and opportunities is always, ever present, it’s just great when New York shows the entire country of how we come back.

  2. Bernard Nahlen:

    It would be a major failure on the part of everybody involved to have a lot of people die from malaria in the midst of the Ebola epidemic, i would be surprised if there were not an increase in unnecessary malaria deaths in the midst of all this, and a lot of those will be young children.

  3. Kevin Davis:

    People who find themselves in the midst of a historic moment don't always realize that they are in the midst of a historic moment.

  4. Anthony Gray:

    We want the community to know we've got an extra set of eyes and ears in the midst of the demonstrations.

  5. Horace:

    In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon.

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. transparent
    • B. urban
    • C. aligned
    • D. disjointed

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